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Antique English Edwardian Satinwood Corner Cabinet c.1890

Antique English Edwardian Satinwood Corner Cabinet
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  • Antique English Edwardian Satinwood Corner Cabinet
  • Antique English Edwardian Satinwood Corner Cabinet
  • Antique English Edwardian Satinwood Corner Cabinet
  • Antique English Edwardian Satinwood Corner Cabinet
  • Antique English Edwardian Satinwood Corner Cabinet
  • Antique English Edwardian Satinwood Corner Cabinet
  • Antique English Edwardian Satinwood Corner Cabinet
  • Antique English Edwardian Satinwood Corner Cabinet
  • Antique English Edwardian Satinwood Corner Cabinet
  • Antique English Edwardian Satinwood Corner Cabinet
Ref:05546
Price: £2,350.00
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This is a fabulous antique English Edwardian satinwood corner cabinet, probably by Edwards and Roberts of Wardour Street London, circa 1890.

It dates from about 1890, the end of the Victorian period and the start of the Edwardian period.

It features beautiful crossbanded and inlaid decoration. The glazed pair of top doors open to reveal a blue velvet lined interior with a large shelf, and the pair of crossbanded bottom doors open to reveal a useful cupboard, with a shelf.

The satinwood has a beautiful patina, which can only be acquired over time.

This is a truly fantastic example of the Edwardian master craftsman's work.


Condition:

Excellent original condition - please see photos for confirmation of its condition.
 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 214 x Width 107 x Depth 55

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 feet, 0 inches x Width 3 feet, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches

Satinwood 
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia. 

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies. 

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
 



Edwards & Roberts 
was founded in 1845, and had premises at 21 Wardour Street London. By the 1892 they occupied more than a dozen buildings in Wardour Street, where they continued to trade until the end of the century.

They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers working in a variety of styles, both modern and revivalist. Their business also involved retailing, adapting and restoring the finest antique furniture and there are many examples of their earlier furniture with later embellishments bearing their stamp.
Edwards & Roberts specialised in marquetry, inlay and ormolu.

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 05546

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